Materials reflecting Morgan's business activities as partner in the shipping firm owned by William Rotch, Sr., and Samuel Rodman, in other areas of business, and as owner of New Bedford whaling vessels; and personal affairs. Includes correspondence from captains of his ships, from William Logan Fisher (1781-1862) and Fisher's daughter, Elizabeth Rodman Fisher (1810-1875), pertaining to their iron works and nail manufacturing business (in which Morgan was a partner) in Duncannon, Pa., and from Benjamin Rotch describing the failure of the Davis Strait and Greenland whale fishery in 1836; financial records, including ships' papers for such whaling and merchant vessels as ship Frances Henrietta and brig Parthian; lighthouse records containing bills and receipts for supplies, repairs, and transportation of goods for various U.S. lighthouses; legal documents including estate records; papers of Morgan's wife, Sarah (Rodman) Morgan (1793-1888), chiefly consisting of correspondence from Fisher family members; and other papers. Persons represented include William Logan Fisher's 2nd wife, Sarah (Lindley) (1785-1865), his son, Thomas Rodman Fisher (1803-1861), and daughter, Sarah Logan (Fisher) Wister (1806-1891), and Morgan's brother, S. Griffitts Morgan (1816-1893).
Whaling and shipping merchant active at New Bedford, Mass., 1818-1861; originally of Philadelphia, Pa.
Finding aid in the repository.